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From ‘Mamma Mia’ to ‘The Handless King,’ check out these July performances in Fort Worth

By David ArkinJuly 5, 2024No Comments

From ‘Mamma Mia’ to ‘The Handless King,’ check out these July performances in Fort Worth

Photos courtesy of Bass Performance Hall

MAMMA MIA
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

The ultimate feel-good show “Mamma Mia” hits the Bass Hall stage as part of the Broadway series. The musical has pulled in audiences from around the world for nearly 25 years. Set on a Greek island, a young girl is determined to find her father before getting married. This quest brings back three men from her mother’s past. The timeless music of ABBA helps tell the story of love, friendship and identity. July 16-21

 

THE HANDLESS KING
Amphibian Stage
120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-923-3012, amphibianstage.com

During the Assyrian Empire, two humble government employees are tasked with counting the dead after a recent battle. The catch is that only one of them will keep a job. Truths come to light throughout the day as a revolution draws close. This morbidly funny play is inspired by real artifacts from 728 B.C.E. and explores a timeless truth: move with the times or get left behind. “The Handless King” was developed at Amphibian Stage’s 2023 SparkFest. July 26-Aug. 18

 

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND’S ALL THE GOOD TIMES: THE FAREWELL TOUR
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

The three-time Grammy Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will say goodbye to long bus rides and multicity runs with this Farewell Tour. The group has made music for nearly six decades while producing timeless songs including “Mr. Bojangles,” “Long Hard Road” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Personnel shifts throughout the years have brought positive changes, new ways of playing old songs and fresh material. The current band has six members for the first time since 1968, featuring three members who have been in the group for more than 40 years. July 27